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In Zimmerman lawsuit Roseanne Barr admits tweeting their address

orlandosentinel.com — Yeah, I tweeted the address of George Zimmerman's parents, comedienne Roseanne Barr acknowledged in court paperwork this week, but she's also hired five lawyers to defend her against their lawsuit. On Monday, those lawyers filed paperwork, asking an Orlando federal judge to throw out the suit filed last month by Robert Zimmerman Sr.

Robert Hendrix, who killed Lake husband, wife, to be executed

orlandosentinel.com — Robert Hendrix, who killed his cousin and cousin's 18-year-old wife more than two decades ago in Lake County, is scheduled to die by lethal injection Wednesday. Bobby Hendrix slashed his cousin's throat, put a bullet in his head and clubbed him with the gun so many times that the trigger broke off in the victim's scalp.
Another Florida execution is scheduled for tomorrow. Robert Hendrix killed a Lake County couple in 1990: thesent.nl/QDmNkG

Arabian Nights holds another horse sale Saturday

orlandosentinel.com — Arabian Nights, Kissimmee's long-running dinner show that closed in December, is selling off more of the horses that performed at the attraction. Owner Mark Miller will hold a horse sale for 22 animals at his Clermont farm on Saturday, April 26. Hours will be 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
RT @ThemeParks: Arabian Nights, closed since Dec. 31, selling more horses this Saturday. bit.ly/1lCIwaA
Arabian Nights, closed since Dec. 31, selling more horses this Saturday. bit.ly/1lCIwaA

Darden shareholder meeting on Red Lobster appears imminent

orlandosentinel.com — Hedge fund Starboard Value has received enough shareholder votes to call a special meeting where Darden Restaurants investors would weigh in on the fate of Red Lobster, a source familiar with the situation said today. Starboard, which owns 5.5 percent of Darden's stock, is trying to halt Darden's plans to sell or spin off Red Lobster.
Darden Restaurants says it has received no notice from Starboard Value about votes gathered for special meeting $DRI bit.ly/1fkRpgO
Starboard Value wins enough votes to call for special meeting of Darden shareholders on Red Lobster. Stock up on news bit.ly/1fkRpgO

Voice How did Orlando singer do

orlandosentinel.com — "The Voice" started reducing the field of Top 12 finalists on Tuesday's results show. SPOILER ALERT: Central Florida viewers have a strong incentive to keep watching. Sisaundra Lewis, 44, of Orlando made it to next week and will perform among the Top 10. That show will start at 8 p.m.

Dwarf traveler with urine bottle busted in Florida sex sting, police say

articles.orlandosentinel.com — Christopher Lanning, 40, bypassed bathrooms in his rushed drive from Kansas to Florida to have sex with girl, police say Christopher Lanning (Seminole jail ) SANFORD - A diminutive traveler from Kansas was in such a hurry to have sex with a teen girl in Longwood, he drove nearly non-stop across the country before his arrest Tuesday, bypassing bathroom breaks, police say.

Three Rollins graduates bringing bike share program to Orlando

orlandosentinel.com — Bicycle rental is coming to downtown Orlando to help commuters. The epiphany came to Peter Martinez during a visit a couple of years ago to Washington, where he saw people renting bikes and riding around town. "He came back and said, 'I've got the idea,'" recalled Martinez's business partner, Robert Soviero.

Which theme park are you?

interactive.orlandosentinel.com — Does your mood go up and down like a roller coaster? Take our quiz to find out which theme park you are.
RT @ampalm: Which Orlando-area theme park are you? thesent.nl/1iFLiIs. I'm apparently Epcot.
RT @frnkstar: Not sure about this ... If I were a theme park, I'd be SeaWorld. Take the quiz! via @OrlandoSentinel thesent.nl/parkquiz
RT @johncutter: If I were a theme park, I'd be Magic Kingdom. Take the quiz! via @OrlandoSentinel thesent.nl/parkquiz
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Orlando in running to host 2016 Democratic convention

orlandosentinel.com — WASHINGTON -- The global spotlight -- and traffic nightmare -- that goes along with hosting a national political convention could be coming to Orlando in 2016. According to a letter released today by Democratic leaders, Orlando is one of 15 cities in the running to host the party's 2016 political convention.
That would be a big deal. @ScottFist Orlando bids for 2016 Democratic National Convention. orlandosentinel.com/news/blogs/pol…

Anticipation and coverage builds for Wizarding World of Harry Potter's Diagon Alley

orlandosentinel.com — With the summer opening of Diagon Alley at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter getting closer, there is lots of buzz -- and news -- about Universal's new attraction. As a Potter fan myself, I'm planning my trip to Diagon Alley -- but I may wait six months or so.

Hotel trade group awards $50,000 grant to Valencia College¿s Hospitality Program

orlandosentinel.com — The Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association has awarded a $50,000 grant to Valencia’s hospitality program. The college, which will receive $5,000 a year for 10 years from the association, will be used to refurbish a classroom with smart technology, equip the classroom with new furniture and set up a beverage lab.
Hotel trade group awards $50,000 grant to Valencia College's Hospitality Program goo.gl/fb/bWeFo

George Vogelbacher joins Maxines on Shine

orlandosentinel.com — Chef George Vogelbacher, who has been in professional kitchens most of his life, has flirted with retirement but that rarely lasts. Longtime residents know him from Winter Park 's legendary Le Cordon Bleu & Harper's Tavern, a landmark establishment that stood where Cask & Larder is today, Maitland ’s Nicole St.
Chef George Vogelbacher joins culinary team at Maxine's on Shine goo.gl/fb/IWcvW